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FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
. the highest level in four years. windy city is desperate to lower its murder rate. correspondent mike tobin looks at one initiative to supporters hope will do just that. [ siren ] >> guy in the middle of the street. looks shot. >> gangland shooting part of every evening in chicago, the gun control debate is ongoing. solution passed by the cook county board of collisioners another tax. $25 on every handgun sold. this gun store owner says it's tax against the legal gun owners. >> the new tax is sold with the idea it would offset public cost of medical care for shooting victims. aconfidencing to the board president own numbers that cost is shy of $35 million. estimated revenue is $600,000. it's clear that the motivation for tax is not revenue. it's more of a public policy issue in terms of trying to deter people from buying firearms. >> buyer has the option of taking his business over the county line where there is not a tax, proponents say he will. >> i would be astonished if this doesn't drive gun stores to surrounding counties. >> we're astonished many times when the businesses leave the co
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